Ministry planning support for low-growth RES sub-sectors

The energy ministry is looking to improve RES investment conditions for sub-sectors such as offshore wind energy parks and hybrid power stations, domains with little or no growth to show despite solid interest expressed by local and foreign investors.

Like other RES technologies, these sub-sectors are also expected to benefit from measures included in a ministry draft bill currently being prepared that promises to simplify licensing procedures.

RES production licenses for older categories will be replaced by certificates to be obtained via a swift online process.

The draft bill is scheduled to be discussed at a cabinet meeting tomorrow.

Production licenses will be required for a series of new RES categories, which, besides offshore wind energy parks and hybrid stations, also include biomass, geothermal, hydropower stations with a capacity of at least 15 MW.